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Competition, ease of use is GSA's focus for next generation telecom contract

The General Services Administration received responses Thursday from vendors on how to shape the first major acquisition under the Network Services 2020 program. Officials say they are heeding the mistakes and missteps of the Networx contract. GSA expects to issue a RFP in November and make the first awards in May 2015.

Tags: technology , contracting , acquisition , industry , GSA , Kevin Gallo , Fred Haines , Tony Bardo , Hughes Network Systems , Network Services 2020 , Networx , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/23/2014, 03:15am EDT
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Transition to Networx telecom contract cost $395M more than planned

The Government Accountability Office found in a new report that the 33-month delay in moving to GSA's Networx contract from FTS2001 caused agencies to spend more money and miss out on potential savings.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , GAO , Networx , NS2020 , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Senate Homeland Security and , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 12:50pm EST

DISA to overhaul DoD's voice, video, data services

The Defense Information Systems Agency will issue several contracts under a unified capabilities initiative to move virtually all of DoD's communications onto Internet Protocol-based networks, and to better integrate voice, video and data services.

Tags: DoD , technology , unified communications , DISA , Cindy Moran , Jennifer Carter , industry , contracting , Voice over IP , Jared Serbu

Monday - 08/12/2013, 05:56am EDT
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NSA Surveillance and the Affordable Care Act

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss how U.S. providers are being affected by the NSA Survelliance controversy, and the impact of the Affordable Care Act.
June 20, 2013

Tags: acquisition , NSA leaks , cloud computing , Verizon , Google , Microsoft , Obamacare , Affordable Care Act , Allen Scott , Allan Holmes , Joe Scott , Jersey City Medical Center , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 06:47pm EDT
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GSA changes its model for the next generation telecom effort

The Network Services 2020 initiative will not be a large worldwide contract as the Networx and FTS procurements were over the past 20 years. GSA still is developing the overall strategy, but plans to use a similar approach it used with DISA on the recent satellite communications contract.

Tags: technology , acquisition , industry , Kevin Gallo , GSA , DISA , Tony Bardo , Hughes Network Systems , Network Services 2020 , Future Commercial Satellite Communications Services Acquisition , Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/04/2013, 05:24am EST
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Agencies fan out en masse to help recovery efforts

FEMA pre-positioned people and equipment along the East Coast before Hurricane Sandy arrived. The FCC, which is monitoring communications networks, said about 25 percent of all cell sites were down.

Tags: management , FEMA , FCC , Craig Fugate , David Turetsky , Hurricane Sandy , disaster relief , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 08:32pm EDT
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SSA to upgrade data network under $233M deal

The Social Security Administration awarded CenturyLink a follow-on deal under the Networx telecommunications contract.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , SSA , CenturyLink , Networx , Keith BieryGolick

Friday - 06/15/2012, 04:19pm EDT

Networx in home stretch, but another extension is possible

GSA may have to give as many as 20 agencies an extra nine months to transition to the five-year-old telecommunications contract. The agency says 96 percent of all transitions are done or in progress. GSA is developing a strategy for the next generation of telecommunications services.

Tags: technology , Frank Tiler , GSA , Networx , cybersecurity , Trusted Internet Connections Initiaitive , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 05:28am EST
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Justice IG finds IWN program provides little value

The latest report on the 10-year effort to build a nationwide interoperable communications system shows law enforcement agents are still using 15-year-old radios. DoJ's Integrated Wireless Network program has been a victim of budget shortfalls and poor governance.

Tags: technology , acquisition , management , DoJ , Integrated Wireless Network , General Dynamics , Congress , oversight , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/20/2012, 04:01pm EST
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